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Siblings of Children with Autism: A Guide for Families (Topics in Autism) Paperback – 1 Sep 1994

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  • Paperback: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Woodbine House Inc.,U.S. (1 Sept. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0933149719
  • ISBN-13: 978-0933149717
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.1 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,656,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A guide to understanding sibling relationships, how autism affects these relationships, and what families can do to support their children as they cope with the intensive needs of a child with autism.


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By A Customer on 13 April 1999
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This is a great book for parents, and a wonderful resource to have as the years go on. I found the information and suggestions to be straightforward and practical. This is a well-written, concise book. I wish that there were discussion of the possible issues and behaviors of a sibling who is having difficulties coping with the realities of having an autistic child. This book tends to be more proactive in its approach. The emphasis on maintaining normalcy in your family life is very important advice. This is a must-have for your "autism-library."
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I bought this for the whole family. We have an autsitic teenager and I wanted to read about the experiences of other families/siblings. Its all a bit too positive and American but great for my neurotypical daughter to realise we are not the only family affected. Stories from varying age groups so relevant for all. Often find it on my NT daughters bedside table!
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x92495918) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
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HASH(0x923410a8) out of 5 stars Wonderful insights and ideas 13 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book for parents, and a wonderful resource to have as the years go on. I found the information and suggestions to be straightforward and practical. This is a well-written, concise book. I wish that there were discussion of the possible issues and behaviors of a sibling who is having difficulties coping with the realities of having an autistic child. This book tends to be more proactive in its approach. The emphasis on maintaining normalcy in your family life is very important advice. This is a must-have for your "autism-library."
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HASH(0x925617c8) out of 5 stars I would give this one an 'OKAY' 8 April 2011
By *~*~*Valley*~*~* - Published on Amazon.com
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I personally, while finding this information useful, did not find anything different than what would pertain to any 'normal' [by that meaning non-autism sibling relationship] sibling relationship. Of course middle children are going to feel left out on occasion because they are not the baby, or the oldest will feel as thought they have to 'parent' on occasion. Perhaps the youngest feels like a baby, or likes being 'babied.' I don't know, personally I did not learn anything new or useful. A good book to read, in general; however if you are going to try to educate yourself on autism and related topics, I can think of many other books to recommend. The Autism Answer Book: More Than 300 of the Top Questions Parents Ask is just one that I can think of that touches not only on this topic, but many others, as well. for one SPECIFIC to sibling relationships, I would recommend: Views from Our Shoes: Growing Up With a Brother or Sister With Special Needs. A book that tells it like it is. Right on.
HASH(0x92561924) out of 5 stars From a sibling perspective this is a great book 30 Oct. 2013
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I am a sibling who now works with siblings and their families. I recently sent a copy to each of my parents because I feel like this is an essential read for any families raising a child on the spectrum. I've also encouraged my youngest sister who is also a sib to read this book as well. I've found it to be comforting and to tell parents all of the things I wish my own had known when we were younger.
HASH(0x925c3474) out of 5 stars Nothing in terms of actual methods .... 15 Dec. 2012
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I was looking for some actual methods to increase interaction between siblings - one on the spectrum-- there are only generalities all through the book
HASH(0x923413f0) out of 5 stars Good stuff. 28 May 2013
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I gave it to someone. She received it. We're still in touch.
I owe it all to this book, I assume.
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